This maple-soy salmon is incredibly flavorful and easy to make, making it a perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will enjoy. Even kids, who usually cringe when fish is on the dinner menu, will happily devour this maple-soy glazed fish. The light, mild flavor of salmon is the ideal partner for this sweet, umami sauce that caramelizes beautifully as the salmon cooks. Serve this salmon with white rice and my wasabi smashed peas for an ultra-fast and yummy weeknight meal.
2 wild-caught salmon fillets
2 tsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sambal oelek
2 tsp. sesame seeds
Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pat the salmon dry and season with salt. Place the salmon on a lined baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, and sambal oelek. Generously brush the salmon with the sauce and top with sesame seeds.
Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until the fish is cooked medium. Serve immediately.